But I'm in a surly mood today. So I've been ranting for the past hour, ever since I watched this 28 second news bit from CBN's "The 700 Club" from the 23rd of December:
A restaurant chain in Texas is warning customers that their eatery is "politically incorrect." The CEO of Berry Hill Baja Grill says he's Jewish and he still sees nothing wrong with saying "Merry Christmas." The chain has posted signs outside of all nine locations saying, "Merry Christmas, God Bless America, and In God We Trust." The sign also notes that customers can leave if they are offended.Berry Hill's sign is a word-for-word copy of the Ohio bakery's sign, except that it has the corporate name on their own signs.
I was traveling over the Christmas weekend. I got gas and soda at a Casey's General Store near Independence, IA. The cashier wished me "Merry Christmas" without the need for a sign or media crew to film my reaction.
Husband Mark and the boys were traveling separately from me and experienced a vehicle break-down on Christmas Day. They called several towing companies and each of them were capable of saying "Merry Christmas" without fear of reprisal.
Most people don't give a toss if anyone says "Merry Christmas." They just hate hearing people complain about how Christmas is under assault before Veterans Day has even happened. And they hate hearing people whine about how festive a coffee company's cup is or isn't. And they hate when people freak out if somebody says "Happy Holiday" or "Happy Hanukkah" or even "Have a nice day" instead of "Merry Christmas."
Because as much as someone has the right to say "Merry Christmas" whenever they want, they also have the right to not say "Merry Christmas" whenever they want.
It just really annoys me when people act like it's the biggest sign of rebellion to wish people "Merry Christmas." It's not. These types of stories and reactions just make the Christian establishment look like a bunch of whining babies. IMHO, as always.
P.S. --> When did it become "politically incorrect" to support the fire department, much less the police or the military? People don't like it when communities rally around obvious signs of police corruption. That doesn't mean that they don't support the police itself. It means that they don't want to get shot by poorly trained cops when there's a problem at home and they don't want their local officials to claim that the officer feared for his/her life to excuse him shooting yet another unarmed citizen!